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IT skills short on virtualization; should CIOs (eventually) host their data centers?

In my opinion, IT skills generally are hard to find. In the long run, you just don't want to end up with no or overloaded staff. CIOs who are watching the general trend of IT workers must pay very good attention and decide if hosting the data center is a better option than hiring staff.

To give his new hire a crash course in virtualization, Sweatte brought him to market leader VMware Inc.’s annual user conference in San Francisco last month. “That’s a major expenditure for a university,” Sweatte said of the conference and travel costs. “[But] I wanted him to take a drink from the fire hose.”

Sweatte isn’t the only IT manager who has had trouble finding workers who already have virtualization skills. VMware said its VMworld 2007 conference drew more than 10,000 people — up from about 7,000 at last year’s event. But it was common to find conference attendees who were new to virtualization and largely self-taught on the technology.


And this is what I meant, when you have drunk from that firehose, you'd also be very hard to retain.

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